A press release from State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally:
MAN FOUND GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY TO A PEACE OFFICER, DISARMING A PEACE OFFICER AND RESISTING A PEACE OFFICER
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that a 38 year-old man was found guilty of Aggravated Battery, Disarming a Peace Officer, and Resisting a Peace Officer after a jury trial.
The evidence introduced at trial showed that on February 8, 2015, Richmond Fire Protection District and Sergeant Schmitt, Deputy Coroner, and Deputy Danczyk from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist a suicidal subject.
Upon police arrival, the Defendant charged Sergeant Schmitt, punched him in the head, and tried to take his firearm.
Sergeant Schmitt reacted quickly to prevent the Defendant from grabbing his weapon and, with assistance from the other deputies, was able to secure the Defendant and ensure the safety of everyone on scene.
The Defendant will be sentenced on March 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
This case was prosecuted by Kate Lenhard and Brian Miller of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.